Martina Gleeson, "Treat Yourself"
Martina Gleeson, an illustrator and painter from Adare, Limerick was revealed as 2017’s overall winner. Gleeson who is a graduate in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design entitled her gift card design ‘Treat Yourself’. It features three female characters laughing over a cup of tea. Her design was inspired by the simple gestures in life that bring happiness.
Speaking about her winning design, Martina commented, “Through my design I wanted to show that happiness is not a complicated thing. The ‘Treat Yourself’ text on the carrier is a reminder that life is too short, if you want those new pair of shoes, then heck, you should get those new pair of shoes! It’s nice to be nice to yourself and to others. The overall aesthetic of the design is playing to capture the attention and sense of humour of consumers. Sharing happiness spreads happiness.”